The singer who sings in Highlife with a mid-tempo pop twist, has revealed how he got into the heart of Olamide, and subsequently, earning a record deal……
Sensational singer Adekunle Gold has revealed how he got signed to Olamide’s YBNL Nation, The singer has been on a successful run with the release of two official singles ‘Sade’ and more recently ‘Orente’.
The Orente crooner who sings in Highlife with a mid-tempo pop twist, has revealed how he got into the heart of Olamide, and subsequently, earning a record deal.
“I have been working with Olamide, I designed the YBNL logo, I have done a couple of designs for the label before I got signed.” Adekunle revealed.
“When I dropped Sade, Olamide apparently liked it, and the whole YBNL crew liked it. So he called me and said he really liked my sound, and didn’t want it to change, that he would love to work with me. “I didn’t see it coming, I didn’t lobby for it, I didn’t do anything, I didn’t think about it at all.”
Adekunle’s two singles so far has been heavy on storytelling. They both take listeners through a tale of romance, which has been instrumental in the success of both singles. In contrast, the rest of the YBNL artistes are pacy rappers. The singer believes that there is a connection between his genre and indigenous rap
“I guess it just works because I am indigenous too as well, I speak Yoruba, English, pidgin…and then my sound identifies with the street somehow. So there’s a sync somehow. “